South Frontenac Township to Host Summer Kickoff Music Festival

Published on: 2023/04/27 - in Entertainment

South Frontenac Township is gearing up for its first Summer Kickoff Music Festival at Centennial Park in Harrowsmith on May 27, 2023, from 4-10 pm. The festival is an opportunity for people who enjoy live music to come together and enjoy a great day out.

The line-up for the event includes a variety of performers from around the region, including fiddler Jessica Wedden, Verona-based singer songwriter Mellow Lily, country/rock singer Jay Smith, classic rock group Uncoded, popular rockers Still Standin’, and headliner Jordy Jackson (pictured).

In addition to the fantastic music, there will be a range of food and drink options for attendees. Harrowsmith Brewing Company, The Local Brewery, K&P Brewery, and non-alcoholic brewery Auralis Botanical Brewing Co. will all be on hand to serve up a selection of microbrews and healthy drinks for those who are sober curious. There will also be lots of local food options to satisfy any taste.

Admission to the festival is free, thanks to the generous support of local sponsors, including Frontenac Pools, Hartington Equipment, Revell Ford, SFRC, Ryan Rose Realty, and other local businesses. The festival is designed to appeal to all ages, with a kids zone for the youngest festival goers.

Mayor Ron Vandewal expressed his excitement for the upcoming festival, stating, “We’re very excited to kick off summer with this new festival. We have a fabulous line-up of local food vendors, microbreweries, and performers, and thanks to the generosity of local sponsors, it’s free so the whole community can come together and enjoy the afternoon before families begin their busy summer.”

The Summer Kickoff Music Festival is just the beginning of a summer filled with great music in South Frontenac Township. The Township’s popular summer Music in the Park series will take place on the beautiful beaches of South Frontenac at 1-3 pm on June 24 at McMullen Park in Verona, July 29 at Gilmour Point Park in Battersea, and August 19 at Point Park in Sydenham.

To find out more about the performers, vendors, and sponsors for the Summer Kickoff Music Festival, visit the Township’s website at

Those interested in volunteering at the festival can email Amanda Pantrey at

Photo (submitted): Jordy Jackson Band, headliners in this year’s Summer Kickoff Music Festival happening May 27 from 4-10 pm at Centennial Park in Harrowsmith.